Sofles - Graffiti Mapped premiered at Melbourne's largest cultural festival, White Night Melbourne.
This series of photos titled Géométrie de l’impossible (Impossible Geometry) from 21-year-old photographerFanette Guilloud was created earlier this year in locations around Toulouse, Bordeaux and in the French Alps near Lyon. Guilloud employed a method of anamorphic projection similar to the work of Felice Varini to create the illusion of a painting superimposed on an image, when in fact there is no digital trickery whatsoever. The image is actually painted on numerous surfaces at varying depths and only appears like what you see here from a particular vantage point. (via Metafilter)
Conceived with capabilities to crawl on interior walls, take walks on buildings and explore the city in a way humans can’t, the ‘vertwalker’ by berlin based creative studio sonice development is a robot that can easily maneuver on vertical surfaces. when equipped with a marker, the small device is transformed into a mechanized scaling painter that creates scattered lines across individual planes, producing one-of-a-kind large scale pieces of art. the robot is constructed with foam boards, sensors and custom electronics to help it move freely on any wall and is currently on display for the red never follows’ exhibition at the saatchi gallery london until september 1st 2013.
the vertwalker in action
images courtesy sonice development
vertwalker painting robot by sonice development
video courtesy sonice development
the mechanized scaling painter draws lines across individual planes
constructed with foam boards, sensors and custom electronics, it can easy maneuver on vertical surfaces
A project by the Italian artist Mimmo Rubino (aka Rub Kandy) , Revolver is absolutely no reference to weapons.
Using the surface of a rotating cement truck as his canvas, Rub Kandy stood up on a ladder to spray-paint an array of colorful rows along the cylinder.
As the container spun around on its axis, the artist displayed his great eye for symmetry by producing perfectly straight lines without using any guides.
Japan-based American artist Daas is one of 60 artists who came from all over the world to give Nepal an artistic facelift. They were invited to paint 75 site-specific murals on Nepal’s walls as part of an art project called Kolor Kathmandu, which began in January and will end on Thursday. Director of Kolor Kathmandu, Yuki Poudyal, was inspired by the street art that sprung up in western cities like Philadelphia and believed that Nepal’s capital could be beautified once again by art, inspiring and attracting visitors for years to come.
Artist Daas painted among other things a red panda and a colorful elephant. The red panda is a small mammal that lives in Kathmandu’s Rasuwa district. It’s on the endangered species list. Daas was excited to shed light on this problem as well as to bring color to the drab town. “Knowing that thousands of people, everyday, will see this huge, colorful painting — in a sea of grey, deteriorating buildings — felt like I was helping to breathe new life into the city. I wanted to give the people something to spark awareness as well as imagination,” he said.
The bright mural of the geometric elephant walking through a field of flowers was created with the assistance of children from the local Shikshantar School. Because painting supplies like scaffolding and ladders are hard to come by in Kathmandu, Daas had to improvise by attaching paintbrushes to 12-foot poles. “It was a crazy technique, but lent itself to interesting effects and mistakes,” Daas said.
Of his whole trip to Nepal, Daas reflected, “In Kathmandu, life was hard, but I felt alive. I find myself thinking about the wonderful people I met and the passion burning within them. They don’t see the struggle, they see the journey.”